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Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   309 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1457 comments
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
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Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Feet dangle inches above Tantalizingly taunting … They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals, Just as my hands strive to emerge From the lemon yellow dress You handed down to me. My slow growth is too far behind Your quick judgment,... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   301 comments
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   352 comments
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The Friend
The Contrast Poem There laid a handsome man, Very kind and cherished his beauty everywhere. His face had a perfect foundation: Eyes, mouths, nose every feature was perfect. I think that he was the most handsome man on Earth But his... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Misused, Abused, and Confused
I was always stuffed in your pocket or purse Sometimes left in the car to melt I would roll away to hide because of your abuse but somehow you always managed to find me Then harshly smear me all over your chapped lips You used me only... (more »)
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Don't Call On Me
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I was called on in class and my brain turned to glass I knew the answer, just not how to speak, My heart started racing, and then I felt weak They were waiting on me, that I could see. Each pair of eyes felt like lasers and then... (more »)
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the Sun and the Moon
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She lived in a breathless void of space, surrounded by sentimental velvety darkness that enveloped the galaxies in a single swallow. She was the moon, scarred by asteroids hitting her smooth surface and frightened by the comets that... (more »)
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parents
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Parents Were did you go? Why did you leave me? Is it because of me or are you just not ready for a kid? Why don’t you tell me? Lets talk about what you have done to me. Before its to late. (more »)
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choses make you
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When you say I love you do you mean it or when you say I don’t like you or I hate you are you just afraid to love someone or are you just confused. I have a little dare for you to say I am here for you when you see someone having a bad... (more »)
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Were I'm From.
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It's a regular day in my neighborhood, on the slab of patton drive. Music blasting, from cars going by. Kids playing in the street, the road is as hot as a flame on their bare feet. Police at the end of the street, waiting for the next... (more »)
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The Night
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We sit like the night; Silent, dark, and unmoving Waiting for Days Light   We grow tired hurt, and gray Questioning whether we exist Still we wait for the day   But we must fight We must not give up For life we must fight... (more »)
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